Sumara Thompson-King, NASA deputy general counsel, has been appointed to the top post at the agency’s Office of the General Counsel at NASA headquarters, succeeding 10-year general counsel Michael Wholley.
Thompson-King, a 28-year veteran at the agency, oversees and provides legal advice and assistance to senior management, NASA said Monday.
She was previously associate general counsel for the contracts, procurement and acquisition integrity group; deputy associate general counsel for contracts; and a senior attorney handling cases for the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals.
Thompson-King is a recipient of NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal for her litigation work, several NASA Group Achievement Awards for project management work and a Director’s Commendation for her service to the Marshall Space Flight Center.
Thompson-King earned her J.D. from Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown University Law Center.